inflict

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From Latin infligere, from in-, + fligere ‎(to strike).

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inflict ‎(third-person singular simple present inflicts, present participle inflicting, simple past and past participle inflicted)

  1. To thrust upon; to impose.
    They inflicted terrible pains on her to obtain a confession.

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